Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 yoga postures and breathing exercises derived from Hatha yoga and performed in a room heated to approximately 40°C.
The class is designed for all levels, ranging from first-time students to advanced practitioners. The principle, during the 90 or 60-minute session, is to work out every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, organ and gland while systematically moving oxygenated blood to every cell of the body.
The postures are practiced in the safe environment of a heated room, increasing muscle relaxation and blood circulation and minimizing risk of injury. The heat also strengthens the cardiovascular system and flushes toxins from the body through sweat.
The type and sequence of the stretching and compression postures ensure that the health effects are optimized, massaging all internal organs, flushing out the cardiovascular system, and stimulating the endocrine and nervous systems, thereby releasing any deficient hormones and enzymes.
The result is improvement of health to all systems, reduction of stress, strengthening of the immune system and healing of injuries. Regularly practising Bikram Yoga can reduce many symptoms of chronic ailments and diseases, including back and joint problems, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, sleep disorders, digestive problems, tendonitis, skin conditions, and others.
You will leave each class feeling rejuvenated and energized. Bikram Yoga builds strength, flexibility, grace, balance, and endurance, ultimately promoting the creation of a lean and healthy body inside out. At the same time, it has positive effects on mental well-being, making you more productive, focused and balanced, resulting in an eventual union of the body, mind and spirit.